Learning to hop was very easy to learn next to some of the others that I have learned. the best way to begin is to ride up to a wall and grab on to stop. once you are feeling comfortable and balanced, grab onto the front of your seat with one hand, using the other to balance helps. make sure that your pedals are horizontal. Take your hand off the wall and start to jump pulling the seat up with you. It may take a couple of tries. While jumping focus on keeping your weight even on both pedals and keeping the pedals horizontal. I sure hope these tips help you.